My question isn't so much course load as it is the distribution of prerequisite science courses. My major is in foreign cultures, not science. Therefore I am taking the prerequisite science classes for dental school. I plan on taking a gap year in order to gain more experience shadowing dentists, continuing my research that I have been doing throughout college and possibly traveling abroad. My course load will never be light, by that I mean, I always take the maximum number of credits possible to make the most out of my education. However, because I am planning on taking a gap year and thus plan on taking the DAT during my senior year, I was wondering how dental schools would view distributing science classes evenly throughout my college career. To be specific, I will be taking one science course per semester (including the summer semesters). I have heard rumors that dental schools like to see multiple science courses taken simultaneously to show that the student can handle a rigorous course load. Is this true? I feel that my schedule is rigorous due to the other upper level classes I am taking for my major. However, because prerequisites are so important, I feel that it would be more beneficial for me to space them out so that I can devote more attention to them individually. Thoughts? I would love to hear opinions but facts (from a reliable source) would be preferred.